How to make Dhansaak Masala - Popular masala to prepare dhansaak

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Main Ingredients : Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) (मेथीदाना), Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Powders

Dhansaak Masala Recipe Card

Dhansaak Masala

Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

You can also find more Powders recipes like Methkut, Goda Masala Powder, Garam Masala, Garam Masala Powder.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dhansaak Masala Recipe

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 3 inch sticks

  • Black peppercorns 6

  • Bay leaves 3

  • Cloves 10

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mace powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and sesame seeds one at a time in a pan.

Step 2

Place in a mortar with cinnamon, peppercorns, bay leaves and cloves. Pound till a fine powder is made.

Step 3

Mix in nutmeg powder and mace powder.